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. >>> and a big shake-up in the leadership of the d.c. council. council chairman kwame brown has reassigned committee chair appointments removing tommy wells as chairman of the transportation committee. the backlash has been strong with lots of phone calls and hundreds of e-mails coming in to support council member wells. we're told chairman kwame brown called wells to his office for an unusual meeting at 9:00 p.m. on monday. that's when wells got the news. he was out as head of public works and transportation and off the metro board. >> i was surprised and you know, that's part of where we are right now. >> political payback in your opinion or are you not willing to go that far? >> that's not what i'm focused on. >> council member wells will now take over the committee on parks and recreation. >>> turning to the economy, no deal yet but negotiators will meet again this afternoon despite the war of words heating up. the top senate republican is suggesting a way out. senate leader mitch mcconnell made the offer after speaker boehner and the president sou
on. we'll start with the satellite and radar. we had big storms rumble through portions of the viewing area. yesterday it got quite dark and scary looking. all the storl activity has -- storm activity has pushed well off to the south and west of here. we do have the clouds still. a couple of showers popping up in central virginia now but most of the activity is in southwestern virginia, eastern portions of tennessee, western portions of north carolina, and southern west virginia. so that's where that is. we talked about the heat advisory. yes, there's a heat advisory that goes into effect at noon today. lasts until 8:00 p.m. all the counties you see there including washington, d.c. this is because with the heat in the upper 90s, the air temperature and humidity, it's going to feel like it's between 100 and 105 degrees during the day today. currently 78 degrees at reagan national. relative humidity 81%. so very uncomfortable out. winds out of the southwest now at 7 miles an hour. planner for today hazy, hot and humid. can't rule out a stray thunderstorm or two during the
travelout of white oak that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> big story this morning hearing on airport security on the hill. >> chair of a house subcommittee says commercial airports are vulnerable despite changes since 9/11. live at dulles international with details good morning. >> reporter: good morning disquieting news now that we are in the mid of the busy summer travel season indeed utah representative is saying this and he says it is cause for concern since november 2001,25,000 breaches of security have occurred at the nations airports now tsa is countering that saying that is just a tiny fraction of 5.5 billion people searched since 2001 however it is causing concern and he is holding this hearing today, now there are those who says the not a matter of changing security procedures but simply implementing smarter security. >> stop relying on technology, use the human brain, hire only qualified people train them well, let them understand the type of people are in their hands. >>> you may remember last week that was a frightening incident in newark new jersey when a stu
will turn out great in the end. >> one of the big things that you were concerned about was d.c. public schools. michelle reed was a big name to help come in and change things. her successor now kentucky ya henderson who was also working under michelle reed, what do you know about her? how do you think she's moving the system forward? >> she's fantastic. obviously i thought and think the world of michelle. she's still a great leader. kia is absolutely was the right choice to succeed her. we stood on stage with mayor grade and michelle. she's gotten a lot of acclaims. i have actually seen henderson on a national education reform trail. she's very well respected nationally. that's good for the city. >> just from sitting here and talking to you, you seemed removed from the politics that are going on right now. i don't know if that's relief for you to sit back, but you still have a lot of supporters out there. people still wanted to write you in for the election. would you run for mayor of the district of columbia again? >> i wouldn't. we certainly have a lot of supporters and appreciate pe
at the white house today the president pushed lawmakers to go for a big deal, $4 trillion in budget cuts over the next 10 years, but bristled over republicans refusele for tax hikes on the wealthy. >> we should have revenuethe best place to get those are from folks like me, who have been extraordinarily fortunate and millionaires and billionaires can afford to pay a little more. >> reporter: while gop leaders sought and received close to $2 trillion in budget cuts, so far they are holding the line allowing the government to raise more revenue through tax increases. >> the house cannot pass a bill that raises taxes on job creators. >> reporter: john boehner would need to get any deal passed by his republican majority and argues any new taxes on the rich would only hurt the economy in need of jobs. >> president continues to insist on raising taxes, and they are just not serious enough about fundamental entitlement reform to solve the problem for the near to intermediate future. >> one thing we do know there appears to be no short term solution to the problem unlike previous instances where the
with first degree murder. funeral services meantime for pratt are scheduled for tomorrow. >>> another big story we are following on the news edge at 11:00, a prince george's county mother charged with felony murder after leaving her child alone in a hot car for seven hours. the 2-year-old was found dead strapped in his car seat. fox 5's stacey cohan has the latest on the story. >> neighbors say that 40-year- old karen murphy, they strongly defended her. she's a married mother of three and the commonwealth attorney claims, though, this is not the first time she forgot her child in a car. murphy left her home june 17th to head to work but allegedly forgot her son was strapped in the back seat. she left work around 4 p.m. and drove home never noticing her son ryan was in the back seat. she realized her mistake when her husband called wondering why the boy was not in daycare. meantime the commonwealth attorney says murphy left the boy strapped in the family van back in january but retrieved him quickly when the daycare called her office wondering if ryan was coming in that day. >> the law pro
prosecutors say planned the whole attack could face 25 years or more. >>> another big story we are working tonight, a close call in montgomery county, a young boy leaving a germantown score with his -- store with his father was grabbed by a stranger. the man picked up the 2-year- old, ran through the parking lot. the dad and several customers were not going to let this guy get away. fox 5's matt ackland with the story. >> reporter: police say it happened feet from the front door of this best buy. the father and young son had just left a checkout when authorities say jermaine palmer snatched the 2-year-old and tried to take off. >> the father pursued the suspect, grabbed him and subdued him. a struggle ensued. the child was released. >> reporter: authorities say palmer then ran for the parking lot where several concerned customers helped chase him down and hold him until police could arrive. >> in this case citizens were right there, witnessed it, were in close proximity and stepped in and assisted. >> reporter: news spread quickly. a day after the incident we met customer daniel byum who w
and a lot of people aren't, the dow and the s&p 500 had a big turn outyesterday. snapped a five-day losing streak v winning streak. sorry. >> this is what happened. the end of june was spectacular. the markets rallied all last week. you weren't here. we were talking about how markets were going up, up, up, up and up. yesterday, that camey to halt and the dow and s&p 500 finished lower. the nasdaq got that nine-point gain. there you go. that was thanks to shares of netflix. >> let's talk about something else. june jobs report is also coming out. what can we look forward to on that. >> we are expecting about 100,000 jobs to have been created in june. we'll find out what the unemployment rate is also. that is expected to stay steady at 9.1%. on big jobs weeks, it is what everybody talks about leading up to friday. we talk about it for days on end and it finally happens at 8:30 every friday morning and we'll see a big reaction in the markets based on what happens if it surprises in a good way or bad way. >> let's talk about something i to know about and movies. netflix rallied 8% to an all- ti
yesterday. but -- and we're still finding quite a lot of heat. atlanta 97, dallas 103. this has been a big story. the heat has really been so intense over about half the country. it's going to stay hot in the south and in the midwest as well, but the northern tier will get a break and we'll feel some of that as well. look at temperatures right now, 68 degrees. we've dropped to in gaithersburg, 67 dc, stephensville, 77 on the eastern shore and 74 degrees coming in at dulles. we are going to see some pretty nice air overnight for most of us. if you live south of dc, it may take just a little bit longer. tonight, we're watching the last of the moisture moving away, a little ground clutter showing up there. the main activity to the south, heavy rain and gusty winds through dc. but some of the northern suburbs didn't see what most of us saw. lots of warnings and flash flood concerns today but now the less humid air is what we're focusing on. it'll continue moving on during the overnight hours and the less humid air will be here in the morning. high pressure will build in. we'll have a bit of a
where he would finish the first round. thomas bjorn not one of the big names and led after three rounds of the 2003 british open. a fantastic start. the approach on 16 is a beauty. bjorn is a 5-under 65 and shares the lead with this man, 20 year old amateur todd lewis who posted the lowest round ever by an amateur at the british open on 17 and he would drain the long birdie putt. lewis cards a 5-under 65, the first amateur to leave after a round at a majorrence is 1976. >>> the nationals begin tomorrow night and since 2005, they do it with at least a 500 record. and the big question, will jason weather bust out and -- jayson werth bust out and has 231 rbis and 326 at-bats. the manager davieionson believes the 32-year-old will make a comeback and thinks this break will do him some good. >> and i am not worried about jayson. he's going to be fine second half. other guys are stating up and, you know, i think everyone could use it all eyes on the forward codie eakon and he played in two preseason games before returning to the juniors this past year. he played in the world championship and t
things and that is not a big deal. you try to be better and live out your faith. >> reporter: with the 10th anniversary of the murderous 9/11 attacks approaching, two groups are trying to convince americans to spend all or part of september 11th volunteering for charities or service organizations. >> let's make the lives of others better on this day each year. it's that simple and powerful. >> reporter: ray mand patagonod arlene would have strong i ep-- strongly endorsed a day of service as remember brans. >> she would love it. very, very remember. yes. and -- the attitude was to help people. >> reporter: organizers hope millions of americans remember the anniversary of 9/11 with a day of service. in washington, john henrehan, fox 5 news. >> and what a wonderful way to remember them. >> yes. we'll be right back.  >> a phenomenon of facebook continues to grow. more than 600 million people around the world use the social networking site, many like my husband, can't live without it and that is so addicting, they can't quit. >> reporter: in the world of facebook. >> it's instant 18
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 is all over three big stories, a d.c. officer accused of attacking several women while armed and in full union form. >>> a quick run to the gas station turns into a terrifying trip from baltimore to bethesda, tonight the mother who jumped out of a moving car to save her child tells her story. >>> plus a new texting tragedy, a passenger falls into the tracks. tonight the man who saved her life is talking exclusively to fox 5. >>> but we begin tonight with that officer under arrest. good evening, everyone. i'm laura evans in tonight for brian. >> i'm shawn yancy. three women all accusing the same officer of sexually assaulting them, his arrest marking the 18 times this year an mpd officer has been busted. that's the same number arrested in all of last year. fox 5's bob barnard starts us off tonight. >> guys, in this most recent case a grand jury has charged a d.c. police officer with sexually assaulting three women over a four-year period ending last july and intimidating them with the threat of arrest. here's what we know about the office
, tucker. we'll check in with you in a little bit. >>> our big story this morning, opening arguments are scheduled to begin today in the trial of roger clemens. baseball legend is accused of lying to congress during a hearing in 2008 when he denied using performance enhancing drugs. it took four days to pick the almost all female jury. clemens' lawyers are expected to begin their defense by questioning the investigation into whether he used peds was proper. >>> checking other headlines, two teenagers are in critical condition after being hit by a car in severna park, maryland. the fire department on richie highway and west early heights road. the victims are 17 and 18 years old. they were taken to the hospital in critical condition. the driver stayed on the scene of that crash. >>> in prince george's county, a parking lot brawl turned deadly over the weekend. now police are looking for a group of teenagers responsible for this. it happened saturday night outside an apartment complex off southern avenue and capitol heights. police say 50-yard raymond stewart and another man tried to b
are following a big story president barack obama preparing for his twitter town hall meeting this afternoon he will have plenty to talk about. >>> the president hopes to convince congress this week to finally raise the nations debt limit, doug luzader has more from capitol hill. >> he will answer questions from twitter users primarily about jobs, economy and most likely the debt crisis. >> this is now a white house, they said they are feted up with congress president obama took them to task saying the american people want some action. >> it is in fact what drives them nuts about washington when both parties simply take the path of least resistance. >> senate seemed to be doing just that after canceling this week's vacation to tackle the debt the senate majority leader harry reed tried to skip the issue to move on the other business and that drove republicans nuts. >> we are going to focus on something possibly that is irrelevant and has nothing whatsoever to do with the issue at hand to make the american people thing we are doing something. >> they may do something later this week thursday lea
of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> our other big story a commission trying to find out how osama bin laden hid in pakistan for so long, investigators ordered the government to prevent his relatives leaving pakistan without per mix. they may release one of his wives back to yemen three of his wives and several children were detained after the raid two months ago. >> latest to the search for seven american tourists in mexico, survivors of the deadly fishing accident hope their friends can be found. >> it has been more than 65 hours now the mexican navy said they presume people are dead after 96 hours. the search does continue. >>> mix con navy and u.s. coast guard are searching -- mexican navy and u.s. coast guard are searching from the air. >>> if some body spots something they have camera technology they can zoom in on something they would see in the water. >> a tourist boat capsized early sunday morning off the baja california peninsula. passenger and crew were thrown into the water when the boat was tossed during a violent storm. crews from mexico and the u.s. are combing the sea. >>> we
and thunderstorms pop through as a big swath of clear air -- i won't say clear, but clear skies out to the west so we will get some sunshine working in later. forecast for today looks like this. partly sunny skies, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. high 93 degrees once again. that is above normal. about five degrees above normal for today. then for tonight, we will see some early morning -- sorry, not early morning, early evening showers and thunderstorms. warm overnight again, highs once again in the mid-70s. five-day forecast, tomorrow, thursday, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms, 90. friday, maybe a storm or two. 85 for your high. here is your weekend. it looks to be sunny right now. temperatures in the upper 80s to around 90 degrees. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. now, let's find out what is happening with the traffic. for that, we go to julie wright. >> all right. good morning to you, sir. we are starting off this morning's commute with a crash involving a motorcyclist. this now on the inner loop of the beltway. it will actually be after the exi
's big mess. >> and talk about the weather in our region. hot and humid today. >> yeah. >> and some clouds of our own. >> and some showers, talked about a few around sunrise and there were a couple of hours later coming in and technically, we had .06 of an inch of rain and that is not enough to make the streets wet. not much, the radar shows you the rain is to the south of us and if you're down in saint mary's city, maybe, i mean maybe you're getting touched by a shower and the larger picture shows you no doubt again tonight, the heaviest of the storm, rain and farther to the south and across i-95 for richmond and to petersburg. there is the evening forecast, isolated thunderstorms and very isolated. gets better towards the weekend. until then, we have rain. we'll talk about it. >> thank you. >>> are you ready to fork over more cash? >> verizon is pulling the plug on the unlimited data plans. >> the latest wireless carrier to make a change. what will the move mean for your bill? >>> and they're trying to stay competitive and relevant. facebook is launching a videochat service as of
it for years. >> how heavy is a gold bar? >> i guess it depends on how big the bar is. a pound? i don't know. >> i've never had the pleasure of holding a gold bar. >> the forecast for the weekend couldn't be better. i think we'll have an award- winning forecast. want to start in the beaches. i know many of you headed out of town. if you picked this weekend to be across the eastern shore, you picked a perfect weekend. bright sunshine. you'll see a few passing clouds. but generally fine conditions with highs in the mid-80s. overnight lows in the 70s. humidity will be in check here for the next couple days. as we drive north here, you're in fine shape. look at the water temperature. 75 degrees. that's refreshing. it's a perfect water temperature. >> i think that's close to the peak heating here with the water. >> i have to do this. in the story i want to make sure. >> we're hoping that doesn't happen as lawmakers reach a deal soon. >> we'll have the president's press conference at 11:00 here on fox 5. >>> we will also have miss julie wright. >> we're talking about the beach forecast. i just wa
. >>> officials say the next big attack on the u.s. will likely be online. now lawmakers on the hill want to know if homeland security is prepared for it. we have more from capitol hill. >> reporter: at a hearing on capitol hill. a cyber attack is one of the greatest threats to u.s. national security. >> it is today possible to be a great warrior with nothing but your slippers and your bedroom and the desire to bring down some aspect of public or private infrastructure related to the internet. >> reporter: lawmakers want to know if homeland security is prepared for a future attack in the digital world and they say the biggest threat comes from china. >> then cia director leon panetta called cyber security the battleground for the future. >> this has got to have a lot more attention placed upon it. we certainly don't want to have the kind of incident that we would all regret. >> reporter: the obama administration says the nation's critical infrastructure is under constant attack by criminals. it would harm consumers and government agent is posing a -- agencies posing a major risk. >> more disturbi
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